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Cumberland Township near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill

3rd Corps Headquarters

— Army of Northern Virginia —

 
 
Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2010
1. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Marker
Inscription.  
Army of Northern Virginia
3rd Corps Headquarters
Lieut. General
Ambrose P. Hill
Divisions
Major Genl. R.H. Anderson
Major Genl. Henry Heth
Major Genl. William D. Pender
July 1,2,3,4. 1863

These headquarters were located at
a farm-house 540 yards westerly

 
Erected 1920 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 2000.
 
Location. 39° 49.076′ N, 77° 14.89′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. It is in Cumberland Township. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Located on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park, near the North Carolina and Tennessee State Memorials. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pettigrew's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyatt's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); The War for Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Monument has a Confederate 12 Pounder Napoleon embedded breech down.
 
Also see . . .  General Hill's Report. Civil War Home website entry:
In his official report, Hill records The total loss of the Third Corps in this campaign was 849 killed, 4,289 wounded, and 3,844 missing. (Submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument
Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
3. Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill Headquarters Monument
The 12-pdr Napoleon is mounted upright at the monument. It was manufactured in Augusta, Georgia in 1864, and has the foundry number 98AF.
Farm Houses to the West of the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Farm Houses to the West of the Monument
The farm houses beyond the park boundary are modern. Hill's headquarters was on the western side of Seminary Ridge. The Emanuel Pitzer farm house stood in the area to the west, along Pitzer's Run.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,903 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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